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Posted by **Ivan** on Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 12:42am.

a = 9 in.; b = 8 in.

a = How many sq. in.?

- Geometry -
**drwls**, Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 2:04amForst you need to explain and underswtand what a and b are.

If a and b are the semimajor and semiminor axes, the area is

pi*a*b.

If the equation of the eclipse is

(x/a)^2 + (y/b)^2 = 1

and b are the semimajor and semiminor axes.

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